SuSE 10 Security Update : expat (ZYPP Patch Number 8015)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59639

Synopsis

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

The following issues have been fixed :

- expat was prone to a hash collision attack that could lead to excessive CPU usage. (CVE-2012-0876)

- expat didn't close file descriptors in some cases.
(CVE-2012-1147)

- specially crafted XML files could lead to a memory leak.
(CVE-2012-1148)

Solution

Apply ZYPP patch number 8015.

See Also

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-0876.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-1147.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-1148.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59639

File Name: suse_expat-8015.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/21

Updated: 2012/07/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2012-1147, CVE-2012-1148